The Girl Who Married the Moon: Tales from Native North America

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Bruchac and Ross tell 16 traditional stories that celebrate the passage from girlhood to womanhood

Available in paperback only.  Joseph Bruchac, (Abenaki), and Gayle Ross (Cherokee), The Girl Who Married the Moon: Tales from Native North America. (1994), 2006.

Here, Bruchac and Ross tell 16 traditional stories that celebrate the passage from girlhood to womanhood and, as Ross says in the introduction, “to honor the generations of grandmothers who have gone before us and to reach the daughters and granddaughters who will come after.” In four stories from four Indian nations from four geographical regions of North America, courageous and resourceful young women outwit monsters and avoid bad marriages, but also suffer the consequences of their actions and join their husbands in the world of the spirits. Together, these stories have beauty and power, and are laugh-out-loud funny, tragic and frightening as well.